Wisemans go 1-2 during rainy finish at Club Championship
Corydon Central junior Joey Wiseman came out on top against his brother, the rain and the entire championship flight field Sunday to win his first Club Championship at Old Capital Golf Club.
Wiseman slept on a five-shot lead Saturday night after an opening-round 68, well ahead of his nearest competitor: defending champion and older brother, Timothy Wiseman, who is a junior at Ball State University and a key contributor on the Cardinals’ golf team.
Paired together for the final round, the younger Wiseman set the tone with birdies on holes 2 and 5 and closed the final nine, which included a rain delay of about 30 minutes, with a one-under 35 to expand his lead on Timothy, who shot a 36.
Both Wisemans stuck their second shots in tight on 10 from difficult positions. Joey was in the fairway bunker but managed to hit it to about eight feet, while Timothy stuck it inside of him, to about four feet, from well left of the fairway. Joey slipped his left-to-right quick putt in, and Timothy put his in on top of him.
Joey went on to birdie No. 11 to extend his lead to seven shots, and both golfers knocked in birdies on the par-5 12th hole.
Timothy quickly gained three strokes in two holes with back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14, while Joey played the holes one over par.
From then on, however, it was mainly pars for the duo. Joey missed a short par putt on 17, and both made par on the closing hole to give the win to Joey by three shots after a final round 70. Timothy came in with the day’s best score, a four-under 68, including a 32 on the back nine.
The bulk of the round was played in a steady rainfall.
Kevin Nash also carded an under-par round (70) Sunday to finish third.
Brent Martin fought off another Wiseman, Tommy, the eldest of the three brothers, for the first flight championship with rounds of 73-81. After opening three under through the first six holes, Wiseman settled for third (lost a tiebreaker for second), with matching 79s. Palmyra’s Alan Reed was second with rounds of 81-77.
Corydon’s Jeremy Yackle took home the second flight with a 159 total (82-77).
Linda Davis is the 2017 women’s club champion with rounds of 91-97.
In a scorecard playoff, Dwight Seals won the senior championship flight with a 144 (72-72) total over Larry Harmon (69-75).
Carl Smith won the senior first flight (165, 82-83).
Championship flight ‘ J. Wiseman 138 (68-70), T. Wiseman 141 (73-68), K. Nash 148 (78-70), N. Davis 153 (78-75), R. Schulz 156 (75-81), J. Mathes 162 (77-85), C. Tuttle 164 (82-82), C. Best (83-WD).
First flight ‘ B. Martin 154 (73-81), A. Reed 158 (81-77), Tommy Wiseman 158 (79-79), M. Meeks, 159 (81-78), S. Smith (77-WD).
Second flight ‘ J. Yackle 159 (82-77), W. Darnall 171 (82-89), B. Pierson 178 (86-92), K. Lieber (86-WD), I. Nalley (87-WD), M. Wiseman (90-WD), S. Armstrong (90-WD).
Women’s championship flight ‘ L. Davis 188 (91-97), C. Schmitt 190 (94-96), R. Stocksdale 192 (91-101), M. Engleman 194 (104-90), M. Harmon 203 (103-100).
Senior championship flight ‘ D. Seals 144 (72-72)*, L. Harmon 144 (69-75), J. Miles 145 (71-74), B. Glordan 154 (78-76), J. Mull 155 (72-83), A. Hess 156 (80-76).
Senior first flight ‘ C. Smith 165 (82-83), S. Higginbotham 173 (88-85), R. Timberlake 175 (85-90), B. Morris 177 (91-86), L.C. Nash 180 (84-96), M. Miller 186 (94-92), B. Barrow 187 (95-92), J. Hodge 187 (92-95), G. Carpenter 218 (102-116), D. Gossman (86-WD), B. Davis (87-WD).